Peter Dunne is the new Steve Jobs

Why is Peter Dunne the new Steve Jobs?

Because he now wants to bring us the iTax.

A tax on work phones, work tablets and laptops that might get used for personal use.

A planned tax on the personal use of work laptop and cellphones is potentially even more controversial than the recently-scrapped car park tax, the Government concedes.

The move by Inland Revenue has sparked a reaction from the group that successfully overturned the car park tax, signalling it could side with the big telecommunications and internet providers over the issue. 

The Government was now bracing for a further backlash over its tax plans.

It would look carefully at the reaction – which had been ”stronger” than the car park tax  – and look at how it works in practice, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said today.

He got Dunne like a dinner yesterday, and he’ll get Dunne like a dinner again

Here’s a wild and crazy idea that would solve government revenue problems. Bring in a 3% interest rate on student loans. Would bring in $300-$400m easy.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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